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Emotions of Christ – how to convey His presence

By Dave Henning / July 9, 2021

“Connecting with the emotions of Christ helps us to feel and convey his presence in our conversing, praying, playing, preaching, teaching, and working.  It helps clothe ourselves with Christ’s virtues of compassion, humility, gentleness, and patience (Colossians 3:12).”- Bill Gaultiere As Bill Gaultiere continues Chapter 7 of Journey of the Soul, he notes that we’re […]

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Trusting God in desolation

By Dave Henning / July 1, 2021

“Trusting God in desolation doesn’t feel like growth.  That’s because grace is working inside our soul and may not improve our circumstances.  Psychologically, we’re learning to trust our unseen and unfelt Lord and internalize his Spirit so that out of sight is not out of mind.”- Kristi Gaultiere “How long, LORD?  Will you forget me […]

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Loaded with the Master’s treasures

By Dave Henning / June 24, 2021

“To be blessed is to be loaded with the Master’s treasures.  Camels can run up to forty miles an hour, but they have to stop and awkwardly kneel in order to be loaded.”- Alan Wright In his Conclusion (“The Best Is Yet to Come”) of The Power to Bless, Alan Wright talks about the Hebrew […]

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Efforts of control or efforts of compassion?

By Dave Henning / March 11, 2021

“I want them (friends, co-workers, family members) saved, but I am not their Savior. . . .  They need Jesus.  They need self-control.  So I shift from efforts of control to efforts of compassion.  Compassion lets me love the person, empathize with their pain, and acknowledge their side of things, even if I don’t agree […]

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An epic defeat of the enemy

By Dave Henning / March 9, 2021

“It’s often when I don’t want to live out God’s Word with another person that doing what God says is an epic defeat of the enemy.  There is nothing more powerful than a person living out what God’s Word teaches.”- Lysa TerKeurst “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your […]

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Try Softer: A Fresh Approach

By Dave Henning / December 14, 2020

Try Softer: A Fresh Approach (Tyndale Momentum, 2020) Aundi Kolber’s first book is Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us Out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode – and into a Life of Connection and Joy.  Most significantly, Aundi ministers as a licensed professional counselor, specializing in trauma and body-centered therapies.  From personal experience, […]

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Spiritual intelligence = Bible application

By Dave Henning / November 7, 2020

” ‘Spiritual intelligence is a phrase I use not to describe the number of Bible verses we know by memory (though this is valuable and important0 but to refer to the Bible verses we apply to our lives.”- Heath Adamson “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter […]

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Empathy and compassion require attentive mind

By Dave Henning / August 7, 2020

“It’s not only deep thinking that requires a calm, attentive mind.  It’s also empathy and compassion. . . .  it’s only recently that [psychologists have] begun researching the sources of our nobler instincts.  What they’re finding is that, as Antonio Damasio . . . explains, the higher emotions emerge from neural processes that are inherently […]

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Loving ways in action – and like them too!

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2019

“Don’t just act in loving ways toward people — make an effort to like them too. . . .  For me, it goes back to learning how to forgive myself.  To give grace when I fail and tone it down when I’m tempted to beat myself up.  Because if I can’t bury the hatchet with […]

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Gifts hidden in suffering – redeemed

By Dave Henning / October 8, 2019

“There are gifts hidden in suffering that can be redeemed only in the experience. . . .  Compassion, which literally means ‘suffering with,’ may feel like the most futile kind of suffering.  It changes nothing.  It hold no hope of changing anything.  Yet to be compassionate is to see with a God’s-eye view.”- Desmond Tutu, […]

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People who stop at the gate

By Dave Henning / September 1, 2019

“Let’s be people who stop at the gate.  Let’s look at the hurting until we hurt with them.  No hurrying past, turning away, or shifting of eyes.  No pretending or glossing over.  Let’s look at the face until we see the person.”- Max Lucado “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because […]

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Let God unshell you – discover your language

By Dave Henning / August 25, 2019

“Let God unshell you.  And when he does, ‘make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that’ (Galatians6:4, MSG).  Don’t miss the opportunity to discover your language.”- Max Lucado In Chapter 3 (“Let God Unshell You”) of Outlive Your Life, Max Lucado observes […]

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